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World Series: Cardinals' Michael Wacha gets a milkshake named for him

October 23, 2013|By Bill Shaikin
  • Rookie right-hander Michael Wacha helped get the Cardinals to the World Series. Now he has a milkshake named for him in the St. Louis area.
Rookie right-hander Michael Wacha helped get the Cardinals to the World… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

BOSTON -- Sudden fame often comes at the expense of privacy, so it would not have surprised St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher Michael Wacha if someone at the restaurant had stopped him for an autograph.

What he did not expect was to walk into the restaurant and find himself on the menu.

"I had a milkshake named after me," Wacha said, "and that was pretty weird."

Wacha, the National League championship series MVP, had just polished off the Dodgers when he felt like polishing off a sandwich. He walked into Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium in suburban St. Louis, where the latest menu featured a milkshake called the "Wacha Wacha."

"Never heard that one before," Wacha said, laughing.

The "Wacha Wacha" had Cracker Jacks, caramel and white chocolate. Wacha was kind enough to autograph a menu -- and, yes, he ordered one of the shakes.

"I had to try that out," he said. "It was pretty good."

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